The Florida Senate, and even the notoriously tone-deaf Gov. Scott, managed to see the wisdom in embracing a program that not only extends health insurance to the poor, but is 100-percent paid for by the feds for the first three years.
Not so the good ol’ boys of the Florida House of Representatives, who have decided to turn their backs on their uninsured constituents because they don’t think Washington can be trusted to make good on its promise.
As Senate President Don Gaetz said the other day, “It takes three ‘yesses’ to get to ‘yes,” but only one ‘no’ to get to ‘no.’” Such is the nature of our system.
I’m willing to bet that a lot of these House members go to church on Sunday back in their home towns, and make a big production out of sitting in the front pew where everybody can see them. They probably feel warm inside for at least an hour after the service. I wonder what Jesus would say about their attitude as legislators, particularly after they made a spectacle of themselves running around on the last day before the session convened, grabbing checks from influence peddlers while it was still legal to do so.
They ought to be ashamed of themselves, but they check shame at the door of the state capitol building along with their humanity.
Nice work if you can stomach it.